Published on: February 1, 2022




Street vendors selling food in BBMP jurisdiction will be able to ply their trade only after they undergo mandatory training and receive certification as per the new guidelines of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)


  • Training will be given as per the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
  • BBMP stated that the move is in the interest of public health, and to ensure that quality ingredients are used, and food is sold in a hygienic manner
  • Decision to have training for street food vendors was taken by the zonal town vending committees (TVC)

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission

  • Launched under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA)
  • Aim – Uplift the urban poor
  • How – Enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities through skill development. Skill Development is essential for socio economic betterment.
  • National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) is renamed as Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-(DAY-NULM)
  • Mission would also
    • Aim to providing the shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner
    • Address the livelihood concern of the urban street vendors by facilitating with suitable space, institutional credit, and social security and skills to the urban street vendor for accessing emerging market opportunities.
    • The Urban component named as Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana will be implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
    • The rural component named as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana will be implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development.
    • Employment through Skill Training and Placement through City Livelihood Centers.
    • Social Mobilization and Institution Development through formation of Self-Help Groups (SHG) for training members and hand holding, an initial support of 10, 000 is given for each group.
    • Subsidy to urban poor – An interest subsidy of 5% – 7% for setting up individual micro-enterprises with a loan of up to 2 lakh and for group enterprises with a loan limit of up to Rs.10 lakhs.
    • Shelters for urban homeless – Cost of construction of shelters for urban homeless is fully funded under the Scheme.
    • Other means – Development of vendor markets and also the promotion of skills for the vendors through setting up infrastructure and special projects for the rag picker and differently abled etc.